Walter was an ardent environmentalist, enjoying spending time in nature and studying nature. His retirement focused on campaigning to protect the green belt around Coventry, including standing for election as a local councillor to raise awareness about the importance of the natural spaces. He was a supporter of Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. Instead of inviting flowers for the funeral, we are raising money to place a brass memorial plaque for Walter in Brandon Nature Reserve near Coventry, run by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.
We also want to contribute to Warwickshire Wildlife Trust's Nature Recovery Fund. Nationally, the Wildlife Trusts are calling for at least 30% of the UK's land and sea to be connected and protected for nature’s recovery by 2030. Their aim is to tackle the unravelling of our delicate ecosystems, halt the mass decline in wildlife and combat climate change. Warwickshire Wildlife Trust aims to double the land managed for wildlife in Warwickshire by 2030.
The Nature Recovery Fund will enable Warwickshire Wildlife Trust to buy land of low wildlife value, improve land by restoring lost habitats and reconnect people with nature. Walter believed deeply in the importance of nature, and particularly in the protection of the natural environment from being lost through housing development on the green belt. Please help us continue his work by donating generously.